in the middle of
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see in, middle, of.
- (often followed by the -ing form of a verb) Engaged in, but not finished with, often with something unpleasant.
- I found him in the middle of a custody battle with his first wife.
- He is still in the middle of a complex installation.
engaged in but not finished with
- “in the middle of”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.